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Stormzy stops mid gig for Englands penalty shootout – then drops Big For Your Boots


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Stormzy stops mid gig for England's penalty shootout - then drops Big For Your Boots
Stormzy stops mid gig for Englands penalty shootout (Picture: PA / Getty Images)

Stormzy stopped mid-gig in Ibiza to watch Englands World Cup penalty shootout – then celebrated by contin his set with Big For Your Boots.

A video has emerged on Twitter of the rappers reaction to England smashing their penalties win, and it is epic.

The crowd can be seen watching the tense moment, as Stormzy crouches down on stage with his hand up to his mouth trying to contain those stress levels – that pretty much everyone was feeling during the game last night.

When England made history and won the shootouts, scoring them a place in the World Cups quarter finals, Stormzy launches himself into the air as he celebrated the countrys success.

The crowd can be seen erupting into applause before the 24-year-old breaks into Big For Your Boots to a backdrop of smoke and confetti.

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His fans chant the words back to him as they pound their fists into the air, with the whole set turning into a party.

England managed to survive the matchs extra time, and the game was sent to shootout – but as England havent won one in 12 years it was a nail biter.

Southgates men were on the brink when David Ospina saved Jordan Hendersons effort, but successive misses from Uribe and Carlos Bacca, whose effort was brilliantly kept out by Pickford, allowed Eric Dier the chance to put England into the last eight.

Taylor Swift wasn’t the reason Camila Cabello quit Fifth Harmony


Taylor Swift wasn't the reason Camila Cabello quit Fifth Harmony
Taylor had nothing to do with Camila’s decision (Picture: Getty)

Camila Cabello’s shock decision to leave Fifth Harmony at the height of their success shook the fandom – and had everyone thinking a certain pop superstar had something to do with it.

Back in 2015, it was claimed that Taylor Swift was urging her friend to leave the band, with a source telling Hollywood Life: ‘Time and time again, Taylor has brought to

Camila’s attention that she has an amazing solo career ahead of her. It’s gotten to the point where she keeps trying to convince Camila to do a solo album.’

However, Camila has spoken out and defended T-Swizzle, saying that the rumours ‘annoyed’ her.

Fifth Harmony
Camila quit the band in late 2016 (Picture: Getty)

Speaking on The Dan Wootton Interview Podcast, the Havana singer said: ‘It annoyed me that people said she was encouraging me because I know that she probably got a lot of negative criticism for that.

‘Absolutely nobody could ever persuade me to do something. To be honest with you, she’s never ever had anything to do with that.’

She added that she and Taylor don’t even discuss their careers when they’re together, instead choosing to gossip about boys.

It was announced Camila was leaving Fifth Harmony on 18 December 2016, leaving Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui as a four-piece.

Camila Cabello
Camila’s solo career has already been hugely successful (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The group claimed that Camila had failed to turn up to group meetings and that they had endured ‘months of rejection’ from her and her management – even alleging that they found out she had quit through their management, a claim Camila has denied.

Relax, Ariana Grande was not paid double the amount as Beyonce for Coachella set

Ariana Grande and Beyonce both performed at Coachella.
The Bey Hive was not having it (Picture: Rex)

Its believed Beyonce and Ariana Grande were paid the same amount for performing at Coachella, after Beyonce fans fumed over rumours Ariana was paid double.

The Beyhive swarmed very loudly over previous reports that the 7 Rings singer pocketed a whopping $8million (£6,111,280) for her headlining gig when Queen Bey only received $4 million (£3,078,800).

Well, have no fear Hivers because, according to The Blast, the numbers are only half true and Beyonces dedicated fan base can relax now.

The publication reports that Bey did indeed get $4 million, but for each weekend – in case you missed it, headliners tend to perform twice in two weeks – meaning she took home a reported $8 million.

Ari, who is set to hit the stage again after her headline last weekend will reportedly bag her second $4 million from Chella.

The rumours of the double payment did not go well with many online users who just watched Beyonces 2017 set again this week for the newly released Netflix special Homecoming.



One fan said on Twitter: I love Ari but no one ever can touch #Bey on any level.

Ariana Grande and Beyonce both performed at Coachella.
Beyonces Coachella set is the stuff of legends (Picture: Getty Images)

Its sick to pay her more… she mostly just reused the sweetener tour while Bey worked harder on #BeyonceHomecoming than anyone has in life. And disrespectful to call it Arichella. It aint [sic]

The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76 after fall on stairs


The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76 after fall on stairs
Jim Rodford has died aged 76 (Picture: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The Kinks and Argent bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76.

His cousin and longtime bandmate Rod Argent confirmed his death on The Zombies’ official Facebook page, saying the musician had taken a fall on the stairs and passed away on Saturday.

Taking to Facebook, Rod wrote: ‘It is with deep sadness that I learned this morning that my dear cousin and lifelong friend, Jim Rodford, died this morning after a fall on the stairs. More details are not yet known about the exact cause of death.

The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76 after fall on stairs
Dave Davies, Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, Ray Davies and Jim Rodford of The Kinks (Picture: Peter Mazel/Sunshine/REX/Shutterstock)

‘Jim was not only a magnificent bass player, but also from the first inextricably bound to the story of The Zombies. An enormous enabler for us.’

He continued: ‘To the end, Jim’s life was dedicated to music. He was unfailingly committed to local music – an ever present member of the local scene in St. Albans, where he had spent his whole life.’

It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away – he toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us #JimRodford

— TheKinksOfficial (@TheKinks) January 20, 2018

The Kinks also paid tribute to Rodford, who acted as their bass player following John Dalton’s exit from the band in 1978, writing: ‘It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away.

‘He toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us.’

James Arthur tries to fill void following break up in new song Empty Space


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James Arthur tries to fill void following break up in new song Empty Space (Picture: WireImage)

James Arthur made a comeback in 2016 with his album Back From The Edge, after being dropped from Simon Cowells record label.

Since then he has kept on teasing fans with hits from his next release – the latest being the new single Empty Space.

In the song it appears James is talking about an ex lover, who he was once passionate about and misses dearly.

The 30-year-old opens up about his battle with addiction and explores the reasons as to why he lost his loved one.

He sings: Ive been drinking, Ive been doing things I shouldnt do / Over thinking, I dont know who I am without you.

He opens up about his battle with addiction (Picture:Getty Images)

Im a liar and a cheat, I let me ego swallow me / And thats why I might never see you again.

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He then goes on to relate to something probably a lot of people have been though as he talks about being alone and not being able to find anyone to fill the space left by his previous partner.

The star continued: Im alone in my head looking for love in a strangers bed / But I dont think Ill find it cause only you could fill this empty space.

Ariana Grande releases Thank U, Next music video and fans have lost it because she didnt get married in it


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The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here as Ariana Grande releases her highly-anticipated music video for Thank U, Next.

And its a movie – but it didnt get the happy ending that everyone wanted.

We already knew that the video will be based on everyones favourite noughties teen movies, including Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On and 13 Going On 30 – and we were not disappointed when finally seeing it.

Ariana Grande drops three-min Thank U, next teaser and wears a wedding dress?!
Um, Ari…what is going on here?! (Picture: YouTube / Ariana Grande)
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Ariana Grande walks away from the wedding (Picture: YouTube)

What we didnt know for sure is that Kris Jenner would be in the video depicting Mean Girls Regina Georges mum – aka Im a cool mum – with a camcorder in the perfect youre doing amazing, sweetie pose.

Elsewhere in the video some fans thought they spotted Ariana in a wedding dress and fans were left emotional at the sight of their favourite about to tie the knot – only it wasnt even her!

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After the video premiered at 8pm UK time, fans quickly realised that the video was showing Ari sadly walking away from a wedding scene.

Queue the tears.

Erasure’s live show is nostalgic, shiny – and utterly pop-tastic

Review: Erasure's live show is nostalgic, shiny - and utterly pop-tastic
Andy Bell brought the party to the stage as Erasure performed live (Picture: Jude Wacks)

If you’ve ever stopped to wonder just why 80s acts continue to be so enduringly popular after all these decades – given the number of newer, younger pop stars who have arrived to replace them – then an evening in the company of electro-pop stalwarts Erasure might just answer that question.

The duo – consisting of flamboyant frontman Andy Bell and songwriter/synth-wizard Vince Clarke – brought their current World Be Gone tour to London’s Eventim Apollo for two nights over the weekend – and in the course of an almost two-hour show proved more than a match for those 21st Century synthpop pretenders.

From the moment things kicked off – with a cheeky nostalgic nod to TV favourite Tales Of The Unexpected, before the pair (and their ever-present backing singers) launched into old favourite Oh L’Amour, much to the delight of the capacity crowd – the pace was pretty relentless as Andy and Vince reminded us just how many brilliant, brilliant songs Erasure have given us in their time.

It’s quite easy to forget just how stuffed with gems their back catalogue is, but they didn’t hesitate to remind us with a show that delivered hit after hit interspersed with newer material just as impressive as their run of late 80s/90s favourites.

Indeed, new tracks such as Just A Little Love, Sweet Summer Loving, Love You To The Sky and World Be Gone – the title track from their new album – made us realise that Erasure are still pretty hard to outdo on the synthpop front, and they sat more than comfortably alongside the crowd-pleasers we were all waiting for.

And they certainly didn’t disappoint on that front either, with the classic likes of Chains Of Love, Victim Of Love, Stop!, Drama, Who Needs Love Like That, Blue Savannah and Sometimes all stuffed into the main set – and an encore of A Little Respect which had every single person in the venue proving that they remembered all the words.

Heck, they even managed to shoehorn in a version of Blondie’s Atomic, as Andy Bell explained just how much he had loved Debbie Harry growing up.

Review: Erasure's live show is nostalgic, shiny - and utterly pop-tastic
Vince Clarke spent much of the show perched atop the elaborate stage set (Picture: Jude Wacks)

But there was a whole lot more to this than simply a bunch of synthpop classics on a Saturday night – because Erasure don’t just give you the music but give you the whole experience, from the simple but effective neon-drenched stage (just how many different coloured lights can one band deliver in a single show?) through to Bell’s witty asides as he chatted to the audience. And, at one point, stripped off that spangly costume of his to perform the rest of the show in a snug, printed bodystocking.

Heck, the fact he can wear that in front of an audience of thousands at the age of 53 makes us fortysomethings feel so much better about our own sartorial choices now.

Zayn releases new tune Fingers – and its super sultry


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Zayns new single, Fingers, has been released (Picture: Splash News)

Zayn Maliks newest single is here, and it might be his sexiest yet.

The Dusk Till Dawn hitmaker has been working on his second album for some time, and while we still dont have an exact release date, he has given fans a treat by releasing the full version of new bop Fingers.

The song is about wanting to text a lover but seemingly being too drunk to do so. Admittedly, not the most romantic of themes, but unsurprisingly he pulls it off with some sultry deep vocals.

New music from Zayn
Even the artwork for the single is intense

Cause Im fucked and I want ya, I cant even text ya, the 25-year-old sings. Cause my fingers aint working, but my heart is/ If you wanna let me know where you hiding/ I could come and love you.

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The on-and-off boyfriend of Gigi Hadid has been teasing new songs on his social media pages for a while, and yesterday he posted a video of a person texting, which he captioned 8am EST.

Since dropping the song, fans have been rushing to praise Zayn for the tunes seductive lyrics and his voice.

One follower wrote: loved ur voice and music too ….im already amazed the very first part just killed me im overwhelmed.

Another added: Such a good song omg I needed this, while another simply said: DROP THE ALBUM ALREADY.

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